Man dies after being shot, crashing car in West Elsdon: police

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Authorities have identified the man who was fatally shot while driving Monday night in the West Elsdon neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Eduardo Godinez, 33, was driving a 2007 Nissan Altima westbound on 55th Street at 10:42 p.m. when he was shot, he lost control of the car and it struck two buildings in the 4400 block of West 55th Street, Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Godinez, who lived in Little Village, was pronounced dead at 12:51 a.m. Tuesday at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a homicide.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately known. Police believe the man was speeding when the crash occurred.

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